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Reading about hunting

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by gspn, Sep 6, 2016.

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  1. ridgerunner1965

    ridgerunner1965 Member

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    zane greys book "last of the plainsmen" is awesome. zane had many great adventures in that book. lion hunting with jones was unreal. lasso a lion out of a tree and bring it back to camp and chain it up!

    the story about jones capturing musk ox calves was some great reading.

    zane really captures the moment in this book. i found it to be by far my favorite book he had ever written!
     
  2. Orcon

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    I always enjoy a good yarn from the esteemed Patrick F. McManus.
     
  3. Savage99

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    This internet including forums like this are a giant step above a magazine article or a book!

    Here we can post and ask question and even show and tell what we do!

    The old way was just a topic some other person did, not us!

    I read these forums now and post what I do.

    In the nearest city the newspaper building has been sold, there is no 'paperboy' any more.

    It's a modern internet world.
     
  4. splattergun

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    There ya go!
     
  5. Shanghai McCoy

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    Look up the Author Rick Bass. He's written some good stories and essays about hunting, some were printed in Grey's Sporting Journal.
    The Deer Pasture is an early collection of his work and is, as they say,a good read .
     
  6. lastofthebreed

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    I would suggest anything by Havilah Babcock. Archibald Rutledge is another that comes to mind. Tom Kelly if you are into turkey hunting.
     
  7. north east redneck

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    Gene Hill definitely, read his stuff as a kid before I ever actually hunted. Good reads.
     
  8. ridgerunner1965

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    that book is one of my favorites of all time.the chapter on his trip to the musk ox grounds and the capturing of several calves was the best part in my opinion.

    the lion hunt with dogs on horseback is a trip back in time! roping a tom lion out of a tree and bringing it back to camp alive is unreal by todays standards.

    the unsuccesful hunt for a wild stallion is also a very good story.

    im not a huge fan of greys books but that one was by far one of the best books ive ever read.
     
  9. redneck

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    I enjoyed that book a lot. Like I said before, it may not be factual but if you enjoy stories about hunting it's a good read. He describes the terrain, and the animals and everything so you really feel like you're there.
    And some of the book is based on fact, buffalo jones was a real conservationist who actually did rope buffalo calves to breed, and also went to the arctic circle for musk ox.....https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_"Buffalo"_Jones
     
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    I'm a huge fan of Sam Fadala; reminds me of Jack O'Connor's writings. That is, common sense combined with picturesque descriptions. You should consider these great books...

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    Snap shots from high ground, by ivan smith is a great read. On Amazon kindle i found it, south African writer that really catches the spirit of the hunt. He used to write for a magazine, Magnum, in so. Africa. Re read it all the time. Very good writing.
     
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